In the following days, Fenton Patch will introduce you to the area candidates running for public office in the upcoming election.
Today, we meet incumbent Vince Lorraine, Fenton Township Trustee candidate who will be running against newcomers and and incumbents Mark Goupil and .
You can read about other candidates and the latest election news on Fenton Patch.
How long have you lived in the area?
What community and civic organizations are you currently involved in?
For many years, I’ve been chosen to serve my community and continue as a current member of the Fenton Township Board of Trustees, the Grand Blanc Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Genesee County Metro Planning Commission Board and Secretary of the Flint Institute of Music Board of Directors.
Why did you want to run for office?
I’ve been blessed to have earned opportunities to give back to the people and communities that have supported my businesses and family for many years. I feel compelled to do what I can by offering my expertise and continue contributing in whatever capacities I can, including multiple levels of public service.
What personal and professional experiences make you qualified to hold that position?
I feel that my reputation as a successful and respected area businessman for over 30 years speaks for itself. I’m confident that I’ve proven the value of my qualifications in many capacities.
What is the most important issue and what do you intend to do about it during your term in office?
As a township trustee, every citizen’s issue is important. My role is to represent the constituents and their best interests. There is no single most important issue on the township level – I view my presence at every meeting as an opportunity to better our community by bringing my expertise to bear, as I’ve been entrusted to do for the past year.
What is your vision for the area, where do you see the area in 10 or even 20 years, and what does the area need to do now to realize that vision?
This is a very challenging time for our state and our individual communities. As a 27-year Fenton Township resident, I feel an obligation to help lead our residents in being a part of Michigan’s growth in the decades ahead. Fenton Township’s citizens need to elect officials who can create an environment in which they feel safe, optimistic about the business climate, and confident about a quality education for their children.